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Latest update : 2014-06-09

Harnessing female economic power

This week, we’re at the Global Summit of Women in Paris, where more than 1,000 people, including politicians and businesspeople, have converged to discuss ways of harnessing female economic power. We take a look at how women are in danger of being left behind in the Digital Revolution. Also, we talk to a Nigerian leading banker on ensuring gender balance in developing African economies. Finally, we see how Italy's economic crisis has resulted in a growing number of women entering the workforce.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Lucy PROVAN , Georges YAZBECK

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2015-02-27 women

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

In this edition, as Hollywood star Patricia Arquette calls for pay equality, the International Monetary Fund finds 90 percent of countries have at least one legal restriction...

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2015-02-20 Turkey

The 'pornification' of sex and its impact on body image

In this edition of the 51 Percent, FRANCE 24's Annette Young talks to Sophie Bramly, a French author and producer of erotica, about the "pornification" of sex and how it affects...

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2015-02-13 jihad

The rise of the female jihadist

In this edition, the rise of the female jihadist: we take a look at what attracts them to the Islamic State group. Also, we talk to Marie Claire's Abigail Haworth on her...

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2015-02-06 Egypt

Tackling Female Genital Mutilation

In this edition, we have a special report from Egypt on efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation. Also, we meet a volleyball star campaigning for female players to get...

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2015-01-30 women

Equality in the workplace: Bridging the gender pay gap

In this edition, we look at how much ground Saudi women really gained under King Abdullah. Also, we discuss the gender pay gap with UNESCO's Professor Jane Freedman, this as a...

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